GENE HUNTER CLAYBROOK

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GENE HUNTER CLAYBROOK Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Gene Hunter Claybrook, 90, passed away Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at the home of his son, Ted, in Kennewick, Washington. He is survived by his children Stan (Vicki), Sharon, Christie Pugh, Gary (LaRae), Ted (JoAnn) and Charles (Karla). He leaves behind twenty grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Theressa Furner Claybrook. Gene was born January 29th, 1927 in Snyder, Texas to John Harold Claybrook and Ola Syble (Durham). He grew up in the Texas Dust Bowl in the hard years of the Depression with six brothers and sisters. At 17, after being rejected twice for color-blindness, Gene joined the Navy and served throughout the duration of World War II. After being discharged, Gene moved to Richland, WA where his family had relocated. There he gained employment as a carpenter and met Theressa Furner, whom he married February 10th, 1949. In 1957, Gene became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Over the next sixty years Gene served faithfully in Church callings, including twice as bishop and 17 years as stake patriarch. He and Theressa served two missions (Belle Fontaine, OH and Nauvoo, IL) and worked many hours in the LDS Temple. Gene will always be remembered as a man who took his commitments seriously. He was unwaveringly devoted to his family and his faith. We will miss his example of dedication to those things that are most important in life. Visitation will be held on Friday April 21st, 2017 from 6-8PM at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St, Kennewick, WA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at 1PM, with viewing starting at Noon, at the LDS Union Building 515 S. Union St. Kennewick, WA. Interment will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 19, 2017